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Osteria Tarantino

125A Waterkant Road | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 76 505 1771
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“homemade pasta” (14 reviews)
“veal” (19 reviews)
“burrata” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
125A Waterkant Road | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked a dinner at this little 30 seater restaurant and am I so glad we did!!! Small And cosy, but comfortable. The food was sublime, fresh and delicious and very authentic Italian. Would highly recommend booking and dinning here.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sage125
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Speechless, every dish in the menu is out of this world , this place is the definition of perfection.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dazzy85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Which is better...the food or the service? Tough call here because both are outstanding! Such a quaint and cozy environment! Service was excellent and personal. It was a quiet mid-week night in CT and chef was making the rounds to check on the clients. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Aroundtheworld03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find and worth booking as we saw quite a few turned away as they only have a small number of tables. Food is authentic Italian with fantastic flavour. Recommend the 4 P’s and saltimbocca. Enrico is a charming host and greeted us with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jellyfish66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such friendly service, warm welcome. Best pasta in Cape Town by far - you have to try the 4Ps! All handmade so very veggie friendly too. Our new favourite restaurant!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank soniadW6720QV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the warm welcome and service to the delicious food, everything was excellent. Beautiful Italian food cooked fresh from scratch. The pasta was devine. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Amanda v
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We love Italian food and everywhere we travel around the world we search out great Italian restaurants - Osteria Tarantino did not disappoint. Fantastic service, fresh pasta - I went along with the Chef’s recommendation - the 4Ps simply a pasta lovers delight, we also...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dave_939698
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Went to Osteria on a friend’s recommendation. Warm welcome, professional service, spotlessly clean, quaint and authentic food. Be aware that portion sizes are small but I think it’s because a traditional Italian home is customary to having a pasta or soup starter and then a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank findingnumberone
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Home made pasta and one of the best tomatoe based sauces I've had for a very long time. Veal meatballs are not to be missed. Small menu allows the one man chef to excel at what he is very good at.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Escape48096243447
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Off the beaten track, but short Uber ride to this down-to-earth Italian-run restaurant. The food was simple and delicious, with all dishes itemised on boards. The chef came out to advise us. We booked before we left the UK, which is advisable as it is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chrisandclive
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5 January 2017|
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Response from lens994 | Reviewed this property |
I phoned the restaurant for you - they say NO e-mail bookings as there's no computer at the restaurant but phone the cell or sms them on 076 505 1771 if you're in South Africa. If outside the country the number is +27 76 505... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125A Waterkant Road | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 76 505 1771
  • E-mail
Authentic Italian Family Run Restaurant situated in the De Waterkant area of Cape Town. Italian dishes freshly made. Bookings are essential via cell no +27 76 05 1771 direct, what's up and sms. Please note No email bookings. We are closed on Sunday. Grazie.
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